Dr. Robin Blackstone, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 61
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Dr. Robin Blackstone, MD
Dr. Robin Blackstone, MD is a bariatric surgery doctor who practices in Phoenix, AZ. She is 61 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Blackstone is affiliated with Banner - Unviersity Medical Center Phoenix.

1300 N 12th St Ste 612

Phoenix, AZ 85006

Contact Information

(602) 521-3050

Dr. Robin Blackstone, MD

Dr. Robin Blackstone, MD

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 96% of peers
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
very high
more than 90% of peers
Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
more than 38% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Blackstone "Providing excellent medical and surgical therapy to the obese patient"


  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Bariatric Medicine

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Pediatric Obesity


  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastrotomy
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Post Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Weight Loss Management

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Arizona
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University Of Colorado Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Of Colorado Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Certified Diplomat In Obesity Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Scottsdale Bariatric Center named as one of 71 Five Star Programs in the United States by HealthGrades, 2006
  • Elected to the Executive Council of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, June, 2007
  • Appointed to the Board of Directors, Surgical Review Corporation, 2008
  • American Society of Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, 2005
Media & Publications
  • Predicting Stricture in Morbidly Obese Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: A Logistic Regression Analysis, 2007
  • Weight Regain after a Primary Bariatric Surgery Procedure, In: Weight Loss Surgery: A Multidisciplinary Approach, 2008
  • Continuous Perioperative Insulin Infusion Therapy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Undergoing Bariatric Surgery, 2006
  • Validation of the obesity surgery mortality risk score in a multicenter study proves it stratifies mortality risk in patients undergoing gastric bypass for morbid obesity, 2007
  • ASBS Media Day in New York City, 2006
  • Bariatric Surgery Continuing Medical Education for Discovery Health Channel, 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Blackstone's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blackstone to family and friends
based on 36 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Blackstone's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
Phoenix, AZ |
My daughter had suffered for many years when we thought we had found the answer to our prayers with Dr. Blackstone. She was very compassionate and optimistic. The surgery itself went fine but soon after the complications started and Dr. B became a totally different person. She became rude and insensitive which I can verify to first hand! It got to the point my daughter refused to see her anymore, My daughter had a horrible 5 months but finally with the help of other Drs she is getting better.
Our team was sorry to hear about these concerns. We want to do everything that we can to provide a quality experience for all of our customers. Please email me at bhcorpsocialresponseteam@bannerhealth.com so that we can get you in touch with the appropriate customer care team to address your concerns. We value your input.
in Glendale, AZ |
I started off thinking Dr Blackstone was amazing. Her office staff was HORRIBLE to deal with but I didn't want to rate her on that. However after having complications after surgery all I felt was that she couldn't wait to get rid of me as a patient. It was as if I was impacting her perfect scores and so she wanted nothing to do with me anymore. I became very disappointed in the type of surgeon she ended up being. I've since switched and found a better bedside surgeon who cares about their pt's
Phoenix AZ |
I have met with Dr Blackstone once and everything went well, I like how she explained things. Her office staff are a big dissapointment,they are not there to answer questions, they put you on hold for long periods of time, calls get disconected, they dont call back, and dont return calls, when you do talk to someone they rush you off, they act annoyed. Office managers are no better I hope she hears about this shes about to lose me as a patient
in Peoria |
Let me start off by saying this:Dr Blackstone is one of the smartest most amazing surgeons I have ever met !! However that is only 1/3 of your journey . The rest of your journey is with her staff which is absolutely HORRIBLE! They will constantly lose your paperwork .Depending on who you talk to you will hear different stories about how long it will take to get scheduled, they will even schedule you wrong times, to be rescheduled. The amount of times I heard the excuses is horrible ,they ruin it
Scottsdale, AZ |
first of all i'm not a disgruntled patient: you'd actually have to have your procedure to be an actual patient. i'm letting all my friends and family to never go here. the office can't answer a specific question; they "lose" your paperwork; they lie in front of family; and the sad part i choose her because this time i wanted to feel comfortable with a woman. but to my mistake the last call i made to them i wanted a straight answer and was told come feb of 2017 i just needed 1 more paper ; lies
in Oak Harbor, WA |
In 2011 I went to Dr. Blackstone when she was with the Scottsdale Bariatric Center. I was 36 years old, 455 pounds, and only 5'7". I had had a mild heart attack and had extremely high blood pressure. I was on six different hearts medications, and three asthma , and two different opiate pain medications for my back. After review and the wonderful training on how to live and maintain a new lifestyle, by Dr. Blackstone and her staff I underwent the Biliopancreatric Diversion procedure. Lost 255lb
in Phoenix, AZ |
I had my surgery 5/4/15. I'm now back to riding horses which is a miracle as I used to train horses for a living and haven't been able to ride for yrs. I now have 40 pounds to go to goal and I never thought it would be possible. I now have a boyfriend who is great and every day men are saying how beautiful they think I am. Thanks Dr Blackstone
in Glendale AZ |
Dr Blackstone is the BEST. She takes a personal interest in all her patients, is very personable and does not talk down to you. Her methods are cutting edge and dare I say she is a trailblazer. I was back to work 3 days after surgery with no ill effects.
in Mesa, AZ |
I am thrilled to be under her care. Her and her staff are amazing and always make me feel so welcome. I always leave feeling so blessed to have found such a talented, caring program.
in Phoenix, AZ |
I have a complicated Vertical Banding Gastroplasy from 1987 and have developed some issues that are weakening me to a point of barely getting thru my day. I was able to speak with Dr Blackstone along with my partner and all are questions and concerns were answered and we left feeling confident and total satisfied in the choice of the surgeon to make the repairs needed to get me back on my feet
in buckeye az |
Dr. Blackstone is the best!
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Banner - Unviersity Medical Center Phoenix
1111 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006
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